Kacper Nowak & Christia Hudziy - Contrastes

Contrastes

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Kacper Nowak & Christia Hudziy
Kacper Nowak & Christia Hudziy - Contrastes

This recording traces the heritage of Romanticism in postmodern times. Its vintage opener is the first Cello Sonata by Brahms, a pinnacle of unspeakable but mind-controlled beauty. Martinů’s second Cello Sonata, written in American exile in 1941, revisits Brahms’s old world, but with wider tonality, more expressi- ve shifts, and the extra rhythmic pulse of Czech folk music. In Schnittke’s Cello Sonata of 1978, which builds on Shostakovich’s emaciated style, the ghosts of the desolate closing Largo usher in the death throes of Romanticism.

Kacper Nowak & Christia Hudziy - Contrastes
Tracklist
    1. Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano, H. 286 I. Allegro (06:35) - B. Martinů
    2. Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano, H. 286 II. Largo (06:51) - B. Martinů
    3. Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano, H. 286 III. Allegro comodo (04:59) - B. Martinů
    4. Sonata for Piano and Cello in e minor, Op. 38 I. Allegro non troppo (14:27) - J. Brahms
    5. Sonata for Piano and Cello in e minor, Op. 38 II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto (05:41) - J. Brahms
    6. Sonata for Piano and Cello in e minor, Op. 38 III. Allegro (06:57) - J. Brahms
    7. Sonata for Cello and Piano I. Largo (04:17) - A.Schnittke
    8. Sonata for Cello and Piano II. Presto (06:28) - A.Schnittke
    9. Sonata for Cello and Piano III. Largo (10:45) - A.Schnittke